Rain, Snow or Wind Outside – Green Links Inside

The first day of spring is next week, but some local QC golfers have been hitting the links all winter, right here at home, thanks to virtual reality. 

Dr. Ryan Dunlay, ORA Orthopedics
Dr. Ryan Dunlay, ORA Orthopedics

Computerized golf is a popular sport and while it’s possible to play 18 holes without walking more than a few feet. According to ORA’s Sports Medicine Physician, Dr. Ryan Dunlay, indoor golf has redeeming value if it keeps you swinging, whether you’re a dedicated walker that visits all 18 holes on foot, or a weekend warrior that takes advantage of the cart.

In the winter, golf simulators are the next best thing, using virtual reality technology that can be very accurate and provide a great way to practice indoors.

Dr. Dunlay points out that on top of the physical benefits, these simulators can keep you mentally sharp so you’re ready to hit the links when the weather finally breaks.

This is just one of WQAD’s 8 Weeks of Winter Fun sports reports, check out how and why local golfers are taking it to the links by watching the video, below.

For more information on ORA Sports Medicine options, visit ORA’s Sports Medicine Center of Excellence